Broadway Bowling League: Once Strikes Gold

News   Broadway Bowling League: Once Strikes Gold The Broadway musical Once may have closed last January, but the show's powerhouse bowling team lives on. The Broadway Bowling League completed its fall 2015 season with the Hoover Fixer Suckers (a team of former crew members from Once) in first place.

For more than 20 years, the Broadway Bowling League has given the cast and crew of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows a chance to unwind in the friendly environment of Frames Bowling Alley located in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The teams play every Thursday evening at 11:30 PM after the curtains come down, and there are two championships each year, one in the fall, one in the spring.

Several teams have continued to play together long after their shows have closed.

After a holiday break the League will return in January. For more information about the League, contact co-commissioners Whitney Anne Adams and Brandon Giles or visit the website Broadwaybowling.com.

Even though the show has closed, <i>Once</i> dominated this year's Bowling League
Even though the show has closed, Once dominated this year's Bowling League Photo by Joan Marcus

All proceeds of the League go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Here are the final standings for the fall 2015 championship, along with the scores from the finals. A key to which shows played on which teams follows the standings. 1. Hoover Fixer Suckers — 180.0
2. Banana Splits —154.0
3. Drunken Bastards — 151.5
4. The Fantastick Crime Strikers — 147.0
5. A-Bowl-ishionists! — 146.0
6. The Flying Pigs — 145.0
7. Book of Mormon — 137.5
8. One Pin More! — 137.0
9. Arabian Strikes — 134.0
10. Hamilpins — 132.5
11. Carole Kingpins — 129.5
12. Our Sons — 126.0
13. Mama Who Bowl Me (Reprise) — 118.5
14. Striking Headsets — 118.0
15. Trunchbowls — 113.0
16. Gutterslutz — 108.5
17. Bowl Dykes — 106.0
18. Buddha Balls — 105.0
19. Split 2econds — 103.0
20. Sucky Sucky Time — 98.0
21. Box of Dawgs — 86.5
22. Wicked — 85.5
23. Tinkerballs — 62.5
24. Les Bowlerinas — 46.5
25. Hand to Balls — 42.5
26. Dance, Monkey. Dance. — 36.5

Highest Average (Lady): Emily Petrain, Drunken Bastards, 133.3 Average

Highest Average (Gentleman) Ryan Reilly; The Fantastick Crime Strikers, 173.8 Average

Most Points (Lady), Melissa Schmittroth, Hoover Fixer Suckers, 22 points

Most Points (Gentleman), Michael Leibring, The Flying Pigs, 28 points

Most Pins (Lady), Emily Petrain, Drunken Bastards, 2,932 pins

Most Pins (Gentleman), Rick Shulman, Striking Headsets, 3,096 pins

Most Improved (Lady), Lauren Patten, Bowl Dykes

Most Improved (Gentleman), Alex Mandell, Hand to Balls

200 CLUB, Duke, Wicked, 213

Ryan Reilly, The Fantastick Crime Strikers, 211

Voltaire Wade-Greene, Hamilpins, 211

Jack McCalister, Box of Dawgs, 200

TEAMS KEY
A-Bowl-ishionists! = Amazing Grace
Arabian Strikes = Aladdin
Banana Splits: Off-Broadway tech
Book of Mormon = The Book of Mormon
Bowl Dykes = Fun Home
Box of Dawgs: Broadway/Off-Broadway mixed
Buddha Balls = The King and I
Carole Kingpins = Beautiful
Dance Monkey Dance: Mixed production team
Drunken Bastards: Broadway bartenders
The Fantastick Crime Strikers = The Fantasticks/The Perfect Crime
The Flying Pigs = A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Gutterslutz = Broadway and Off-Broadway designers and stage managers team
Hamilpins = Hamilton
Hand to Balls = Hand to God
Hoover Fixer Suckers = Once the Musical
Les Bowlerinas = An American in Paris
Mama Who Bowl Me (Reprise) = Spring Awakening
One Pin More! = Les Miserables
Our Sons = Jersey Boys
Split 2econds: Second Stage
Striking Headsets = Stage managers/mixed team
Sucky Sucky Time = Off Broadway/mixed
Tinkerballs = Finding Neverland
Trunchbowls - Matilda
Wicked - Wicked front of house

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